• The Grascals & Friends from Cracker Barrel

    The Grascals have been Nashville's favorite bluegrass band since their debut album hit in 2005. The original members were noted session players and sidemen, who had worked in town for many years with a variety of country and bluegrass acts.

  • Rhonda Vincent – Taken

    September 21 saw the release of Taken, the latest CD from Rhonda Vincent. Musically, it doesn't break any new ground, nor does it mean to. If you are familiar with Ms. Vincent's music, you know what to expect: carefully chosen songs,

  • Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame

    Last Friday, June 13, the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame held a ceremony inducting its charter members. The ceremony took place at the Walker Center on the campus of Wilkes Community College, the home of Merlefest. The Hall of Fame

  • Dollywood open auditions start soon

    Dollywood, the entertainment theme park co-owned by country star Dolly Parton and located near her childhood home in Sevierville, TN, has announced open auditions in four US cities starting later this month. They will be looking for singers, actors, specialty

  • Bill Anderson talks bluegrass

    Whisperin' Bill Anderson may not be among the first names which come to mind when you start talking bluegrass. His success came as a country singer and songwriter, and he has managed to thrive as a songsmith in the modern

  • Christie Lynn’s new CD on Gusto

    Porter Wagoner may not be among the names that come to mind when you think of bluegrass music, but he has recently produced a recording of bluegrass and Gospel by his former duet partner, Christie Lynn. The CD, Christie Lynn

  • Dolly Parton acoustic compilation set

    Sugar Hill is set to release an interesting 4-disc set from Dolly Parton on October 10. The box set will consist of three audio CDs and a DVD, and will be distributed as Dolly Parton, The Acoustic Collection 1999-2002. The set

  • The Grascals featured in Country Weekly

    There is a feature story in the current issue of Country Weekly (October 24), on stands this week, titled "The Grascals Take Manhattan." It describes their trip to the Big Apple to open for Dolly Parton at Radio City Music